Delegate Kathleen Dumais

Democrat, Maryland House of Delegates District 15

Eight attorneys named ‘Maryland Super Lawyers’

Eight of Bethesda-based Paley Rothman’s principals have been selected ‘‘Maryland Super Lawyers” and are included in the January 2007 edition of the magazine of the same name.

‘‘Super Lawyers” is an annual listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. According to the publisher, the ‘‘Maryland Super Lawyers” list is comprised of approximately 5 percent of the licensed, active attorneys in the state.

The Paley Rothman lawyers selected include:

*Arthur H. Blitz, of Bethesda, head of the firm’s Real Estate and Financial Services practice groups who also belongs to the Litigation and Business & Commercial Transactions groups

*Paula A. Calimafde, of Potomac, who chairs Paley Rothman’s Retirement Plans and Employees Benefits practice groups and also is a member of the firm’s Estate Planning, Government Relations, Nonprofit and Tax groups

*Glenn M. Cooper, of Potomac, the manager and a senior member of the firm’s Litigation, Appellate Practice and Family Law practice groups and a past president of the Montgomery County Bar Association

*Kathleen M. Dumais, of Rockville, who belongs to Paley Rothman’s Litigation and Family Law practice groups, and is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for District 15 in Montgomery County

*Hope B. Eastman, of Kensington, chair of the firm’s Employment Law practice group who is the immediate past president of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers

*Roy I. Niedermayer, of Bethesda, a member of Paley Rothman’s Litigation and Appellate practice groups

*Linda D. Schwartz, of Rockville, who chairs the firm’s Professional Ethics & Discipline practice group, and is a member of the Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Business & Commercial Transactions and Real Estate groups.

*Steven A. Widdes, of Potomac, co-chair of the firm’s Estate Planning and Estate & Trust Administration practice groups, and is a former chairman of the Maryland State Bar Association Taxation section.

Paley Rothman, founded in 1972, has grown to a firm of more than 40 lawyers that provides legal counsel to corporate and individual clients in a wide range of practice areas. It maintains a business-orientation and handles tax, real estate, employment law, estate planning, litigation and a variety of other matters for businesses and professionals in Montgomery County and throughout the Washington metropolitan area.

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